File picture of Uckfield beacon.

Uckfield beacon to be lit on Remembrance Sunday

Uckfield beacon is to be lit on Sunday, November 11, to mark 100 years since the end of World War 1.

It will be one of more than 1,000 beacons being lit across the country as part of the WW1 Beacons of Light initiative symbolising an end to the darkness of war and a return to the light of peace.

All are invited to attend the event at Victoria Pleasure Ground. The Last Post will be sounded at 6.55pm and the beacon lit at 7pm. Five minutes later the bells of Holy Cross church will ring out joining more than 1,000 cathedrals and churches in a celebration of peace.

More Remembrance events

Earlier in the day more Remembrance events will be held in the Uckfield area. They include:

10am Officers from the 11th Signals Regiment, 5 Squadron, Maresfield, will march through Maresfield Park to St Bartholomew’s Church, Maresfield to take part in a service of Remembrance which begins at 10.30am. More details here.

10.45am Ceremony at the Eugene Seghers memorial in the grounds of the Highlands Inn. Eugene Seghers was a Belgian pilot who died when a V1 flying bomb blew up as he steered it away from crashing on Uckfield.

11am Two minutes silence will be started and finished by the firing of maroons at Uckfield Civic Centre.

2.30pm Remembrance parade by local uniformed groups up Uckfield High Street to Holy Cross Church. More details here.

3pm Service of Remembrance at Holy Cross Church, followed by wreath-laying, and a parade back to Uckfield Civic Centre.

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